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Breaking In Pads.

The Sam.StarThe Sam.Star Posts: 63
edited December 2008 in MTB general
Ive Always Gone For Sintered But Now Trying Organic..

Help On Breaking Them In Without Cooking Them..
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Go for a blast on a grippy surface as fast as you can pedal slam on till you come to a stop and repeat a few times. Wont be much power first 2 or 3 times but after a few applications the brake power should increase to the point were you can do a stoppie with one finger on the front brake and the jobs done :)

    Someone will be along to flame me very soon but its always worked for me plus its fun doing stoppies in the car park at work.
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  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,197
    A few hard (but not emergency) stops will do it nicely. Let the rotors and pads cool down between stops.
  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    8 to 10 Hard DRY stops,spray rotor/caliper/pads with cold water.Repeat.If water sizzles pads are well and truely bedded in 8)
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